Scorsese Retrospective set to screen during film festivals in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra

Curated by David Stratton, co-host of The Movie Show and At the Movies, Essential Scorsese will be screened at the Sydney Film Festival (8-19 June), ACMI in Melbourne (27 May-12 June), and the NFSA in Canberra (1-23 July). The collection of 10 films will include Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Raging Bull, and The Age of Innocence.  

David Stratton describes Scorsese’s style as “rapid-fire”, and notes that “His films are passionate too. His best are explosive in their impact, crammed with information and detail. On the one hand, his Catholic upbringing leads him to tackle religious subjects (The Last Temptation of Christ, Kundun) while the Saturday matinee kid in him revels in the trashy gore of his gangster films.”

The complete Sydney Film Festival program will be announced in May, but tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased here